The Five Amazing Exercises To Elevate Your Creative Thinking Powers

Barry Davret
6 min readOct 21, 2018
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One of my most important possessions is a $2.99 spiral notebook. I carry it with me wherever I go. It’s this notebook where I record all my ideas, journal my experiences and practice my favorite creativity exercises.

I’ve always desired to be a creative person. I was never the analytical type. I’m still amazed at how often people say they’re just not creative as if they were born without the necessary genes to think creatively.

Here’s the truth.

Creativity is a skill you can learn. It’s a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it gets. We don’t always get a chance to do creative things in our everyday life. But that doesn’t mean we cannot exercise our creative muscle.

These are the five best exercises I’ve come across, and I’ve tried dozens. These exercises help you sharpen several aspects of your creative mind.

Find or create meaning where none exists
Develop a vivid imagination
Generate curiosity
Develop innovative solutions to problems

You can do each exercise in ten to fifteen minutes. I typically do one of these each day. When I first embarked on this journey, I dedicated forty-five minutes per day. I’ve since cut down…



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